Postpartum Resource Center of the Triad is a nonprofit focusing on the mental health well-being of moms, dads, and partners during pregnancy and postpartum.
Our goal is to reduce the unpleasant effects of mental health symptoms by helping parents access mental health treatment proactively. PRCT offers free depression screenings for parents who are pregnant or in the first year of parenthood. While finding support groups, therapists, or medication prescribers can be overwhelming, our volunteers thoughtfully help parents connect with the providers. Volunteers are passionate about parents prioritizing their mental health needs and provide empathetic care to each individual.
PRCT also maintains a comprehensive directory of prenatal and postpartum resources in the Triad area. This directory is available for parents to effortlessly find information. Our volunteers are available by phone to identify helpful community resources.
The mission of Postpartum Resource Center of the Triad is to support the mental health well-being of expecting and new parents by making local resources readily accessible, increasing community awareness of perinatal mental health conditions, and destigmatizing mental health during pregnancy and postpartum periods.
Lindsay is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Perinatal Mental Health Therapist in Winston-Salem NC. In addition to her role in mental health services, she is a: woman, sister, daughter, wife, and mother of two. Lindsay’s birth experiences included extensive labor, NICU stays, and perinatal anxiety. Receiving help from a support system, therapy, and wellness planning; she was able to recognize the impact of direct care for the mother as also benefiting the whole family. Lindsay has a passion for providing support to women during the transition of motherhood; addressing the expectations and realities, acknowledging the identity shifts, and supporting the need for connection. Her enthusiasm for maternal mental health led to the creation of the Postpartum Resource Center of the Triad. Through this organization, she hopes to support the mental health well-being of expecting and new parents by making local resources readily accessible, increasing community awareness of perinatal mental health conditions, and destigmatizing mental health during pregnancy and postpartum periods.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Lindsay relocated to the Triad in 2012. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family and friends, bird watching, and cheering on her favorite sports teams.
Ashley Griffin Levers
Ashley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Perinatal Mental Health Therapist in Winston-Salem, NC. She is the proud mother of two boys less than two years apart. As a typical “Type A” personality, adjusting to motherhood certainly had its challenges navigating new expectations and assumptions. Returning to life as a working mother of two, Ashley looked to many resources for support in navigating concerns such as colic, acid reflux, breastfeeding, and sleep training. These common concerns can be highly stressful to any new parent and can become challenging for mothers who are transitioning into working outside the home following birth. Mental health support for the mother is critical during this time to achieve positive outcomes for both the child and mother. Ashley joins PRCT with the desire to provide additional resources to the community, increase awareness with providers who treat perinatal women and assist new mothers with support and understanding.
Jessica Phipps is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Clemmons, NC. Jessica’s journey to motherhood was affected by infertility for many years. After unsuccessful treatments and awaiting an adoption match, Jessica became pregnant in 2019 and gave birth to her daughter just a few weeks prior to the pandemic of 2020. The experience of becoming a first-time mom can be isolating and overwhelming; experiencing this new transition in the face of a pandemic can be even more separating from potential resources and supports. Jessica’s main source of information related to postpartum struggles became online information. Understanding the importance of easily accessible online and local resources; Jessica has partnered with PRCT to help parents have a better experience seeking resources in the Triad. Jessica also volunteers with the Salem Pregnancy Care Clinic in a supporting role to women needing help with pregnancy, parenting, and life skills.
Prior to living in Winston-Salem, Jessica has lived in Texas and Western New York. She enjoys beach vacations, Tex-Mex food, and Netflix.
Bethany Godwin is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Clemmons, NC. She is also a Certified Perinatal Mental Health therapist. Bethany first became a mother in 2011. After a diagnosis of polyhydramnios and a 41+ week pregnancy, an induction was scheduled that eventually led to an urgent and unplanned cesarean delivery. A traumatic first-time birth experience with limited emotional support and resources set the stage for isolation, depression, anxiety, and feelings of inadequacy. Eight years later Bethany had the opportunity to create a more educated, engaged, and healing birth experience. Bethany was able to experience a birth that did not feel as if it was happening to her but rather a birth she was a part of and involved in this time. These two different experiences were largely affected by the awareness of resources, connection with others, and mental health support. This is why Bethany became passionate about the perinatal mental health needs of women and joined the Postpartum Resource Center of the Triad.
Bethany loves spending her free time on the water with her husband and two children, or at home in her Crossfit style garage gym.